Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Program or Major
Bachelor of Science
Control of a hybrid rocket engine is dependent upon a robust system capable of executing commands at precise times. In order to accomplish this, hardware systems must be in place to control the flow of a pressurized gas and provide feedback to launch site personnel. Through the use of solenoid valves and wireless transceivers, control over the thrust of a rocket can be accomplished. In order to understand this information and provide a user-friendly interface to complete this, a launch control module is used. Through the combined capabilities of the two system it becomes possible to test and launch a hybrid engine rocket in a safe and efficient manner.
Letourneau, Benjamin; Blampied, Trevor; Johnson, Megan; and Pham, Thomas, "Hybrid Rocket Engine Ignition and Control" (2020). Honors Theses and Capstones. 481.